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Outbound Union Pacific Northwest Metra train moving again

A Union Pacific Northwest Metra train, halted because of mechanical failure, is moving again but operating about 30 minutes behind schedule.
July 29, 2015 - 9:37 pm

Capron woman cited after head-on collision on Route 14 in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Capron woman who said she dozed off behind the wheel pushed another car into oncoming traffic on Route 14 on Tuesday, polic ...
July 29, 2015 - 12:17 am

MCCD to explore insect songs in Harvard, watch meteor showers in Marengo

HARVARD – Insect songs, meteor showers and solar power will be explored at three upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programs. All ...
July 28, 2015 - 12:37 am

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Capron man cited after crashing into Chemung porch

CHEMUNG – A 54-year-old man had a suspended license when he crashed a pickup truck into the porch of a Chemung home early Sunday, police sai ...
July 28, 2015 - 12:33 am

Salvation Army packs donated backpacks as school year approaches

CRYSTAL LAKE – The smell of the first backpack 16-year-old Makenna Schmitz opened took her back to being about 7 years old.Schmitz, a Prairi ...
July 23, 2015 - 12:46 am

Harvard rollover crash Monday sends driver to the hospital

HARVARD – A man from unincorporated Harvard rolled his vehicle Monday after trying to avoid a deer near the state border, fire officials sai ...
July 21, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

Roof of former Camp Algonquin recreation hall to be replaced

WOODSTOCK – Plans are moving ahead to salvage the former Camp Algonquin recreation hall despite concerns that the recently approved master p ...
July 21, 2015 - 12:18 am

McHenry County parents join trend helping millennials buy first homes

HARVARD – Alex Hathaway will start at McHenry County College this fall with the idea of going into sports management or business – but he’s ...
July 17, 2015 - 12:10 am

MCC to offer free English language, GED, other classes in Harvard

CRYSTAL LAKE – English language, GED and other classes will be offered in Harvard. McHenry County College will have a free preview session a ...
July 15, 2015 - 12:44 am

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

Photos: Harvard football at work this summer

Our best photos by Sarah Nader from Harvard High School football practice ...
July 10, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Improvements planned for MCCD's Harrison Benwell parking lot, entrance

WONDER LAKE – The parking lot and entrance to the McHenry County Conservation District’s first site will be getting an upgrade, district spo ...
July 8, 2015 - 9:28 am

Harvard man arrested after crashing into building

HARVARD – A 25-year-old Harvard man faces drug and traffic charges after he crashed into a building in Harvard, police said Tuesday. Jose M. ...
July 8, 2015 - 12:22 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

Metra's Northwest line on schedule after vehicle in Barrington causes delay

BARRINGTON – Metra's Union Pacific Northwest line trains are getting back on schedule after being delayed by a vehicle on the tracks in Barr ...
June 29, 2015 - 10:27 am

Harvard Junior High School gets $19,000 donation in band instruments

HARVARD – More students will be able to play in Harvard Junior High School’s bands this year thanks to a donation of 12 musical instruments ...
June 26, 2015 - 12:04 am

Harvard appoints consultant to create parks plan

HARVARD – A long-term plan for Harvard’s park system will assess the condition of the parks, get community input and create a comprehensive ...
June 24, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

Enrollment may be stabilizing for some McHenry County school districts

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Community School District 47 saw a slight bump in its enrollment this year – a sign that after years of decline, ...
June 21, 2015 - 11:56 pm

Cost to save Camp Algonquin buildings too high for some

WOODSTOCK – The plan to turn Fox Bluff Conservation Area into a destination for outdoor recreation and local history was given the thumbs-up ...
June 19, 2015 - 11:41 pm

Harvard School District 50 looking to fill board vacancy

HARVARD – Harvard School District 50 is one board member short after the resignation of Will Parker. Parker, who was elected to the school b ...
June 9, 2015 - 12:22 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

McHenry County veterans reunite nearly 60 years after enlisting in Navy

WOODSTOCK – Ron Passfield walked into 3 Brothers Family Restaurant on Friday and found a sea of strangers.Meanwhile, four of his friends sat ...
June 5, 2015 - 11:22 pm

Harvard firefighters save 12-year-old German Shepherd from well

HARVARD – The Harvard Fire Protection District saved a very furry victim Sunday morning.The district was called about 10:40 a.m. to the area ...
May 31, 2015 - 11:47 pm

Free family fishing events planned in Harvard, Cary

HARVARD – Kids will be able to hook some fish while learning techniques and safety tips. The McHenry County Conservation District is hosting ...
May 31, 2015 - 12:05 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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Land Conservancy of McHenry County to open new Harvard park

HARVARD – The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, a nonprofit land preservation organization, will host a grand opening from 4 to 6 p.m. Jun ...
May 27, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Harvard woman ID'd after being fatally struck by Metra train

HARVARD – Authorities have identified the woman fatally struck by a Union Pacific Northwest Metra as Meghan Donovan, 32, of Harvard. Winneb ...
May 27, 2015 - 9:51 am

McHenry County area events pay tribute to fallen on Memorial Day

CRYSTAL LAKE – A combat medic who attended to troops on the battlefield, killed by an enemy hand grenade. A behavioral health specialist who ...
May 26, 2015 - 12:51 am

Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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Harvard woman struck by Union Pacific Northwest Metra train in Harvard

HARVARD – A 32-year-old Harvard woman was airlifted after being struck by a Union Pacific Northwest Metra train Monday in Harvard, police sa ...
May 26, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Harvard Savings Bank acquired by the State Bank Group in Wonder Lake

WONDER LAKE – The parent company of the State Bank Group in Wonder Lake recently acquired Harvard Savings Bank and its three locations, unde ...
May 22, 2015 - 10:44 am

Crane Hollow Bed and Breakfast in Harvard offers a glimpse of the countryside

HARVARD – Off the beaten path three miles east of Route 14, a makeshift road made from dirt and gravel fronts Lincoln Road on the rural sout ...
May 10, 2015 - 10:32 pm

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